MTG calls for Tlaib censure, asks Capitol police to save video of pro-Palestinian 'insurrection'

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., on Wednesday sent a letter "formally requesting" that Capitol police save security footage and arrest records from the massive House protest demanding a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war and likened the demonstration to the Jan. 6 riot. 

Greene shared on X a copy of the letter addressed to U.S. Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger asking that his department "preserve all video surveillance footage, photographic evidence, police reports and arrests records from all House Office Buildings on October 18, 2023." 

"The group that organized the insurrection, Jewish Voice for Peace, is a pro-Islamic anti-Semitic group that seeks the destruction of the state of Israel, according to the Anti-Defamation League," the letter says. In describing the demonstration as an "insurrection," Greene echoed the verbiage used by the House Jan. 6 committee to describe the 2021 riot at the Capitol while Congress was certifying President Biden's victory over former President Trump. 

"These actors caused elevators to be shut down, staircases and hallways to be blocked, exits to be made inaccessible, and official legislative business to be obstructed, putting Members of Congress, their staffs, and Capitol visitors at risk," Greene said of the demonstration.

CC’ing Chairman Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Wis., Greene also said the Committee on House Administration "must investigate this incident and review all footage and evidence provided by Capitol Police, and the insurrectionists involved must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law." 

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